I am considering a chin implant procedure

Question:

I am a 45-year-old man with what I consider to be a very weak facial profile. I am considering a chin implant procedure, but I would like to know what the chin implant is composed of, and how likely is it that my body will reject the implant.

Answer:

There are several different types of implants used for a chin augmentation.  Probably the most common implant is silastic (solid block silicone) and this has been used for approximately 30 years in medicine.  In our practice we use a form of gortex which has been used for over 20 years in medicine and has been used extensively in many other areas of medicine with an extremely safe profile. Certainly rejection is always a concern; however, in 20 years of practice and using this gortex type implant in many chin implants, we have never seen a rejection.  Additionally, the chin area reacts very favorably to chin augmentation and can be performed very safely.